scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 23:15 am

All Priority Earthquake Prone Buildings In High Risk Areas Now Identified

All Priority Earthquake Prone Buildings In High Risk Areas Now Identified
Reporting released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that all priority earthquake prone buildings (EPBs) in New Zealand’s high seismic risk areas have now been identified by local territorial authorities. ...

Reporting released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that all priority earthquake prone buildings (EPBs) in New Zealand’s high seismic risk areas have now been identified by local territorial authorities.“The latest figures from the 2020 EPB progress report shows that all priority earthquake-prone buildings have been identified by the 38 territorial authorities located in high seismic risk areas.The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 introduced a schedule for territorial authorities to report to MBIE on progress toward identifying potentially earthquake-prone buildings.Previously, territorial authorities set their own policy and timeframes.

This was the third year territorial authorities were required to report on their progress to MBIE.The next step is for high-risk areas to identify non-priority buildings, and for medium risk areas to identify their priority buildings, all by 1 July 2022.

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